This rambling mystery moves from Berlin to Prague as Bernie Gunther, recently on the Eastern Front with the German army, resumes his work as detective. While investigating the death of a Dutch railway worker he becomes involved with a local girl he assumes to be a prostitute. When he is ordered by the Nazis to go to Prague, she accompanies him and stays in a hotel while he goes to the “country house” for orders. The day after his arrival an adjutant to the general i
Some kids are identified by their parent's profession: the preacher's kid, the doctor's kid, the principal's kid, the mayor's kid. Jazz is defined by his father's profession: serial killer. Billy Dent is the most notorious super-serial, claiming 123 victims in his decades long spree. Worse than being the serial killer's kid was that every day was take-your-kid-to-work day for Billy. Jazz learned how to separate a hand from it's fingers, how to stalk a victim, and how to commit the perfect crime without getting caught.
“Scorcher” Kennedy, top detective in Dublin’s Murder Squad, has been assigned a high priority, high profile case. His bright and innovative partner is a rookie to the squad and eager to prove he is worthy. Broken Harbor, now known as Brainstown, is a housing development hit hard by the recession. Most of the half-built new homes have been abandoned with only a few occupied. The residents of one home are struck by tragedy when the father and two young children are mu
Dominance, by Will Lavender is a quintessential mystery through and through. The novel takes place in two different time periods, 1994 and the present day, and Lavender is able to carefully keep both narratives exciting in this literary mystery novel.
Billed as a modern-day Rebecca, this gothic tale of love and mystery is set in a crumbling villa in Provence. Eve and Dom, after a whirlwind romance, have moved in and begun the slow process of renovation. The summer is glorious but at the advent of cooler weather Eve begins to have suspicions about Dom’s past and the disappearance or death of his ex-wife. Three young women go missing in the area. Seemingly insignificant, unexplainable events heighten Eve’s se
Down River is a two fer one mystery. When Adam Chase leaves town, the murder for which he has been found “not guilty” remains unsolved. Summoned home five years later by his best friend, Adam finds his friend gone and “killer” etched in his car hood. Guilty after proven innocent.
Belgian novelist Georges Simenon is best known for his detective series featuring Parisian policeman Jules Maigret. But he also wrote a number of bleak psychological novels that deal with people whose lives are disrupted by seemingly random happenings or impulses. The Engagement, published in 1933 is about a middle-aged, overweight loner named Mr. Hire who finds social interaction difficult.
Christopher’s goal is “to become a spy or at least a spyish-type figure”. Therefore, he is quite happy to accept a part-time summer job in a hospital morgue and hopes to learn something about forensic pathology before starting college. He expects an easy job. However, he accidently discovers a murder cover up and some of the town’s most influential people seem to be involved – the mayor, the sheriff, the local lawyer and of course the medical examiner.